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Health Careers Education
Radiographic Procedures II
Content is designed to provide an advanced knowledge base necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures, including basic computed tomography (CT) and special studies. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images. Laboratory experience should complement the didactic portion.

This course provides the student with theoretic concepts, terminology, and clinical
application for routine positioning procedures. Students will be given an opportunity to
demonstrate their knowledge and skill in performing the simulated exams, which will later
become a basis for competency in the clinical practicum. Knowledge of anatomic
structures and radiographic quality will be evaluated in classroom activities.
Lara Skaggs
- Describe standard positioning terms.
- Demonstrate proper use of positioning aids.
- Discuss general procedural considerations for radiographic exams.
- Identify methods and barriers of communication and describe how each may be used effectively during patient education.
- Explain radiographic procedures to patients/family members.
- Modify directions to patients with various communication problems.
- Develop an awareness of cultural factors that necessitate adapting standard exam protocols.
- Adapt general procedural considerations to specific clinical settings.
- Cite the structures demonstrated on routine radiographic, fluoroscopic and basic CT images.
- Adapt radiographic, fluoroscopic and basic CT procedures based on special considerations.
- Simulate radiographic, fluoroscopic and basic CT procedures on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
- Evaluate images for positioning, centering, appropriate anatomy and overall image quality.
- Discuss equipment and supplies necessary to complete radiographic, fluoroscopic and basic CT procedures.
- Explain the patient preparation necessary for various contrast, basic CT and special studies.
- Explain the routine and special positions/projections for all radiographic/fluoroscopic procedures.
- Explain the basic CT acquisition protocol for the head, thorax and abdomen.
- Explain the purpose for using contrast media.
- Name the type, dosage and route of administration of contrast media commonly used to perform radiographic contrast, basic CT and special studies.
- Describe the general purpose of radiographic, fluoroscopic and basic CT studies.
- Apply general radiation safety and protection practices associated with radiologic examinations and basic CT.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Diagnostic Services Radiologic Technologist